Muhammad Ali returning to Kentucky fo...

Muhammad Ali returning to Kentucky for birthday

There are 7 comments on the Korea Herald story from Jan 11, 2012, titled Muhammad Ali returning to Kentucky for birthday. In it, Korea Herald reports that:

In this June 15, 1975, file photo, world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali shouts "Joe Bugner must go!" to Malaysian fans during a training session for his fight against Bugner in Kuala Lumpur.

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Since: Apr 10

Canton, OH

#1 Jan 12, 2012
I respect him for his boxing accomplishments and his financial contributions to Louisville. I cannot respect him for his refusal to serve in the military when drafted. He chose to convert to Islam and plead conscientious objector. Although the war was a waste, he would have served behind the lines in a non-combat position and would have fulfilled his duty as an American, like so many others who were drafted and served their country.
Born in Louisville

Canton, OH

#2 Jan 12, 2012
It took more courage to stand up for something that wasn't right (Vietnam War) and to go to jail for it than those that said nothing, knowing it was wrong, and went anyway.

He IS a true hero.

One wonders, if we could have the same sense of right and wrong; willing to stand up for it in the face of ridicule and hatred. He made a difference and it helped shape the opinions that finally closed the door on the Vietnam War.

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

Paris, TN

#4 Jan 13, 2012
I'm surprised Jane Fonda is not going to his birthday party, or is she.

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

Paris, TN

#5 Jan 13, 2012
Born in Louisville wrote:
It took more courage to stand up for something that wasn't right (Vietnam War) and to go to jail for it than those that said nothing, knowing it was wrong, and went anyway.
He IS a true hero.
One wonders, if we could have the same sense of right and wrong; willing to stand up for it in the face of ridicule and hatred. He made a difference and it helped shape the opinions that finally closed the door on the Vietnam War.
You probably spitted on our military when they came back from Vietnam fighting the Communists.
Do you spit on our military now?
charles

Hopkinsville, KY

#6 Jan 13, 2012
Ace Pilot BNBG wrote:
I respect him for his boxing accomplishments and his financial contributions to Louisville. I cannot respect him for his refusal to serve in the military when drafted. He chose to convert to Islam and plead conscientious objector. Although the war was a waste, he would have served behind the lines in a non-combat position and would have fulfilled his duty as an American, like so many others who were drafted and served their country.
I was glad he didn't go to war otherwise he wouldn't be a legend that he is today, i never approved of spilling American blood for other peoples' sake. We're not the world's police, our troops exist to protect this country not other people's. So i get it why Ali refused to serve that lost cause

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

Paris, TN

#7 Jan 13, 2012
charles wrote:
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I was glad he didn't go to war otherwise he wouldn't be a legend that he is today, i never approved of spilling American blood for other peoples' sake. We're not the world's police, our troops exist to protect this country not other people's. So i get it why Ali refused to serve that lost cause
He was a chicken shit draft dodger.
SNJ

Arendal, Norway

#8 Feb 2, 2012
charles wrote:
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I was glad he didn't go to war otherwise he wouldn't be a legend that he is today, i never approved of spilling American blood for other peoples' sake. We're not the world's police, our troops exist to protect this country not other people's. So i get it why Ali refused to serve that lost cause
The truth is more often that as a soldier you are required to serve your politicians and your leaders rather than your "country"
because a country never declares war - only their leaders do that.
And their motives can easily be found in their hidden agendas and to achieve their goals they must sell the ideas of outside threats
and injustice - that must be stopped. Say f.inst. alleged presence of "weapons of mass destruction".......rememb er?
Good statesmanship is rather avoiding war than comitting one.
Just think about it for a while.

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